Creating a season to remember The new youth-sports-coaching leadership handbook

Jack Perconte

Book - 2017

This book contains the forward-thinking techniques that will bring enjoyment back to the games for all - athletes, parents, and coaches. Using his coaching experience, heartfelt personal stories, and thoughtful analysis of the teaching methods of all the greats in coaching, the author provides the answers.

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Handbooks and manuals
Lisle, IL : Second Base Publishing [2017]
Physical Description
x, 302 pages ; 23 cm
Main Author
Jack Perconte (author)
  • Creating the mindset to coach
  • Creating a coaching perspective
  • Creating a philosophy
  • Creating a plan
  • Creating a practice agenda
  • Creating the practice environment
  • Creating positive communication
  • Creating meaning beyond the playing fields
  • Creating sense and integrity
  • Creating inspiration
  • Creating a team atmosphere
  • Creating a learning space for all
  • Creating a mindset that accepts and adapts
  • Creating the final touches.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Perconte, who coaches softball and baseball, has written a thoughtful guide for the "countless kindhearted people" who are trying to coach and inspire athletes in youth sports, which he believes are becoming less about having fun and more about winning. "The focus on winning at the youth level now rivals the intensity of the professional ranks," he writes. He argues that young athletes are dropping out of participating in youth sports due to this high-anxiety environment and because many youth coaches "fail to inspire both youth and parents." To counter this, Perconte provides a step-by-step plan for coaches to help athletes achieve and, at the same time, "keep the excitement in and the stress out of games." He explains how to draw up a personal coaching philosophy that encourages patience with all youths, regardless of different interest and motivation levels; how to create a practice environment that reminds athletes that "the journey is what's important"; and how to develop and maintain a leadership style that displays "self-control, consistency, enthusiasm" while remembering "to always put the kids first." This is a valuable resource for parents and coaches of youth sports. (BookLife) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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